Rick Baker, former mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, provides a compellingâand challengingâanswer: by making American cities great. And great cities are built first of all through strong leadership.
During his two terms in office, Rick Baker worked toward a clear, uncompromising goal: to make St. Petersburg the best city in America. He led a downtown renaissance, rebuilt the most economically depressed area of the city, attracted businesses, worked to reduce violent crime, and made public schools a city priorityâall with measurable results. The Seamless City offers practical advice, based on his nine years of experience in City Hall, to show how every mayor and city council can make their city dramatically better.